Philbrook billboard vandalized with Islamophobic message

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 07/11/2019, 3:38 AM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) The Philbrook Museum reported one of its billboards was vandalized with a Islamophobic message on Wednesday. Philbrook Director Scott Stulen released the following statement about the incident: “One of the billboards for our exhibition of Islamic Art was recently vandalized. The billboard will be replaced as soon as possible. We could not be more proud to present this show and we will not be deterred by any form of intolerance in our community. We believe strongly that museums are for everyone. We can’t just say that or have it in the mission statement on our website, we must show this commitment to inclusion through the exhibitions we present and the programs we create. And a quick note to the vandal(s): we hope you see the show. You’re welcome any time. Free admission this Saturday (7/13).” According to the museum’s website, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place reflects aspects of the faith, culture, and everyday lives of Muslims across the world and throughout the ages. It features more than 150 works from over 1200 years. You can find more information about the exhibit here:


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